The Lute Society: Meetings


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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.

Agendas from previous meetings are available.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Next quarterly meeting

November 16th at the Dutch church, London. All welcome, no need to book, admission is free, apart from the final recital, tickets for which are available during the day or on the door. The timetable is given below.

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Lute pedagogy in the 21st century – a new tutor for the Renaissance Lute based on historical sources and modern research, a talk by Peter Croton

11.50 On playing the oud, a talk by Nehad al Sayed

12.45 Mini-recital by Liz Kenny on theorbo, to mark the publication of her new CD

1.15 Lunch

2.30 Mini-recital, by Musicke in the Ayre: Tonos Humanos: secular Spanish songs by José Marín. with Olalla Vargas (soprano) and Din Ghani (baroque guitar)

3.00 26 newly discovered Italian lute manuscrips in Pessaro, a talk by Franco Pavan

4.00 Home-made cake, tea and wine

4.30 The Lute Society recital Peter Croton and Nehad el Sayed play music for lute and oud

Meetings in 2020

February 8th at the Dutch Church
March 5th-8th, Benslow Lutefest
April 18th, joint meeting with Viola da Gamba Society, Denis Arnold Hall, Oxford
May 9th, at the Dutch Church
June 5th-7th, Leiden, joint meeting the Nederlands Luitvereiniging
September 12th, at the Dutch Church
November 14th, at the Dutch Church

Meetings in 2021
February 6th, at the Dutch Church

Pictures from recent meetings

See Pictures from meetings

International events: other national lute societies´meetings


October 20th EUROPEAN LUTE ORCHESTRA, Concert in Rome
November 23rd-24th, SOCIEDAD DE VIHUELA, annual meeting, Alcala de Henares


March 21st-22nd, SOCIETE FRANCAISE DU LUTH, annual meeting, Paris